IRAN: Esmaeil Narimanpour Sentenced to Prison

19 June 2024

Source: Article18, Mohabat News

On Christmas Eve of 2023, Esmaeil Narimanpour was apprehended by security forces. The Iranian follower of Jesus was charged with “acting against national security by communicating with Christian zionist organisations”. As of 30 April, he was released on bail after spending more than four months in detention.

In the most recent update, Esmaeil’s trial took place on 28 May, resulting in him being sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. He has a short window to appeal. He is presently awaiting a summons that will officiate the beginning of the sentence.

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    Pray that God's peace will encompass Esmaeil and his family as they deal with this recent court decision.

    May the Lord also provide greatly needed wisdom and guidance to Esmaeil and his lawyer as they determine their next steps through the judicial system, in hopes that it will lead to justice so the sentence will be successfully appealed.

    Pray that Esmaeil’s time be filled with opportunities to minister the hope of the Gospel to all those around him.

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